Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an implement for beating
  2. (noun, person) a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Beater

Derivations: beat

Hyponyms: carpet beater, eggbeater, eggwhisk, rug beater

Hypernyms: implement, worker

Origin of the word Beater

  1. late 15c., "a person who punishes," agent noun from beat (v.). Of various mechanical devices that "beat" in some sense from early 17c. Meaning "one who rouses game" is from 1825. Slang meaning "old car" is from c.1980. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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